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Abbeyhorn is one of the oldest and most successful English horn works. It has manufactured animal horn products since it was founded by the Humpherson Family of Bewdley, in 1749. The family maintained ownership for 171 years. In 1912, Humpherson horn work


Abtec Chemical

<p>Producer of Abson ABS resin.</p>


Accurate Molding Co.

Long Island City, NY, custom molding company founded by Leo Adenbaum in 1928.


Ace Fastener and Manufacturing, Inc.

The Camden, New Jersey company is one of the oldest full line fastener dealers in operation. Among its many recognizable products is the Ace Liner stapler, also known as &quot;The Executive's Stapler&quot;, produced continuously for more than 40 years. Se



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Acme General Corp.

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Acro-Matic Corp.

Acro-matic Corp. is a Leominster, Massachusetts full serivce custom injection molding company. The company specializes in insert molding, medical molding and structural foam molding. Products include automotive parts, medical equipment, and kitchen gadget



<p>English company.</p>


Aladdin Industries, Inc.;

<p>Aladdin Industries evolved from the Western Lighting Company, founded in 1907 in Chicago by Victor S. Johnson, Sr. and incorporated in 1908 as the Mantle Lamp Company. &nbsp;In 1914 The Mantle Lamp Company created a wholly owned subsidiary named Aladdi


Aladdinite Co., Inc.

This Newark, New Jersey, company was the first American manufacturer of casein plastics, which were introduced to the United States around 1919, mostly for use in buttons and dress ornaments, but also, according to an advertisement &quot;in radio, for nov


Albany Billiard Ball Co.

Founded as the Hyatt Billiard Ball Company, the Albany Billiard Ball Company was one of the first productive plastics companies in the world. The small company was first housed in the home of Peter Kinnear in Albany, New York, a friend of celluloid invent


Albany Dental Plate Co.

<p>Founded by John Wesley Hyatt and Isaiah Hyatt for the manufacture of celluloid dental plates, the firm soon produced knife handles, piano keys, and various other items resembling ivory. The Hyatts also supplied celluloid tubes, sheets, rods, and blocks


Alfco NY

<p>Artistic Latex Form Company, now out of business.&nbsp; They manufactured resin-based decorations such as nativity sets, ship figureheads, and Indian statues.</p>


All-American Brush Mfg. Corp.

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p> <p>Company catalogue available in <a href="">Irwin Casper Collection of Brush Product Literature</a>.</p>


Allied Chemical Corp.

<p>Allied Chemical produced several lines of dinnerware including 'artisan,' 'Meladur,' 'Sun Valley,' and 'Galaxy.'</p> <p>In the 1970s Allied produced Epiall epoxy, Capron nylon, Phenall phenolic, and Paxon polyethylene.</p> <p>See:</p> <p>Society of the



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American Acrylic Corp.

<p>The American Acrylic Corporation was founded to manufacture attractive reinforced acrylic sheets for lighting and decorative applications. Today, the company continues to manufacture reinforced flat plastic sheets in a compression-molding process where


American Art Works, Inc.

Coschochton, Ohio company. Active as printer in celluloid in the 1920s.


American Cyanamid Co.

American Cyanamid Co. was incorporated in 1907. In 1916 it purchased the entire stock of the Ammo-Phosphate Corp. in Warners, New Jersey. By the 1940s it had grown to have six subsidiaries and one affiliate company. American Cyanamid made chemicals for mi


American Hoechst

<p>In 1979, SPI listed American hoechst as producer of Beckipex EP epoxy, Resamin melamine, Fosta nylon, Alftalat and Alpolit unsaturated polyester and Alkyds, Hostalen polyethylene, Alprodur and Hostalen polypropylene, Fostafoam, Fostalite, Fosterene and